I answer a lot of questions on Quora. Many of those questions are about automotive things that may be of interest to CarNewsCafe readers. Like this one.

Why is there an application process to buy a Ford GT500?

My Answer: For several reasons, all involving how the vehicle is perceived. Its exclusivity. A car is worth more if it’s perceived as being more exclusive. That “exclusive premium” is what keeps companies like Ferrari, Maserati, and Rolls Royce in business. Supercars like the GT500 aren’t everyday cars. They’re collector items from the factory. Thus exclusivity is important to their perception.

Ford gives a lot of other reasons for the app process, but in the end, it’s about that exclusivity. They honestly don’t really care if someone buys and resells their car for a profit. That’s just the excuse being given.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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